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Monday, 12 April 2010 18:01

Beyond the camera - Manos Papadomanolakis

bioThere are several types of nature photographers – “Content photographers” photograph everything and often without any great effort for good picture. They mainly care about the content, i.e. the real scenes seen in the nature. The second group, probably the most common nowadays are “photographers technicians“ (as I am I think) – they focus on getting technically perfect picture and publish everything that is technically OK, they delete bad pictures and love beautiful photographs – such a pictures usually comes as a coincidence, unexpected gift from the nature. The last and less numbered group are “photographers artists” who mainly care about the aesthetic value of the picture – content is important for them, the picture must be technically excellent and it must have something extra within, something fascinating that is called “wow factor”. They usually publish only those best of best pictures and they have what we call talent and idea. For me Manos Papadomanolakis is such a photographer.




I met this talented photographer from Crete at the forum of www.juzaphoto.com. (as well as many other great nature photographers). I noticed his work ca. 2 years ago when he won one of the Photos of the Week at the same website with one of his beautiful pictures. You can check his website www.manospapadomanolakis.com to realize that it is really quality and not quantity what matters to him – during those few years he has been doing nature photography his portfolio numbers only few tens of pictures although I’m sure he has, as we other do, thousands of pictures in his database.




In recent years, the number of photographers grows steadily (let me be an example again) as the people make more money and the photo equipment prices go down.

IMG_20111I am fascinated by those, who are able to see thing differently than the others, by those who buy a camera and start making beautiful images right away…that is that talent, sense of colours and interesting composition…that is what we – the other photographers – must hardly learn using the process of trial and error. For me, such a talented photographer is certainly Manos.MG_38991

The quality of his photographs is not only well proven by high rating at photography websites but also awards in photography contests and publications of his work in magazines. I think that Manos already did a good deal of work taking into account that he started with photography in 2006. Let’s have a look at his amazing pictures again and wish him all the best in photography for coming years…




All the pictures in this article were used with the courtesy of the author Manos Papadomanolakis. These pictures as well as the rest of the work of Manos Papadomanolakis can be seen in his gallery at www.manospapadomanolakis.com

Last Updated on Friday, 16 April 2010 07:52
Comments (54)
  • Manos Papadomanolakis  - Wildlife Photographer

    thanks a lot!!!

  • Jiri Slama

    It is my pleasure Manos! Keep up the great work!

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  • Shiv Verma

    I fully agree with your statement and the content of your article. Thanks for appreciating nature photography as it is meant to be.



  • Jiri Slama

    Thanks for your comment Shiv,
    I think that the appreciation of the nature as it is, is the only way to understand it. Because of that, I admire the work of other people...
    Anyway, the effort to cherish the nature should always stand over the eagerness to make better picture that the others!

  • renka

    Jirko, díky, nikdy není dost inspirace i prosté radosti a úžasu nad nádherou přírody zprostředkovanou na fotkách toho, kdo umí...

  • Jirka Slama

    Mas pravdu Renko jen je pro nektere lidi (vetsinou chlapi) dost zatezko pochvalit praci nekoho jineho - ve vysledku ale preci nejde o to ze to vyfotil NEKDO ale ze nekdo vyfotil NECO KRASNYHO!

  • Radek Demjan

    Ahoj Jirko...

    Zpocatku jsem sem tam zavital na tvuj web. Ale musim rict ze jsi me velice prijeme prekvapil velice zajimavymi clanky (i fotografiemi), ktere jsem si prave vsechny docetl!

    Mas muj obdiv, jde ti to vsechno ze srdce. Mas pravdu, napsat neco takoveho o nekom je vazne obdivuhodne v dnesni dobe.

    Je fajn videt, ze nekdo v dnesnim svete nejde pres mrtvoly a dokaze se nad spousty veci povznest.

    At se ti dari Jirko dale a mas stale krasne fotografie a prozivas krasne chvile stravene v prirode a na cestach.

    PS: Jo a gratuluji ke krasne Holcicce.

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